Firm Earns Continued Top-Tier Practice Rankings From The Legal 500 United States

July 7, 2021

The 2021 Edition of The Legal 500 United States ranked Patterson Belknap as a top tier firm for Advertising and Marketing: Litigation and Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations).


The Legal 500 reports: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP has been the go-to firm for The Coca-Cola Company in a number of high-profile Lanham Act and consumer class actions, including a precedent-setting case on the use of the word "diet" on its product and its impact on weight loss. Other key clients include leading brand owners such as The Hershey Company, Johnson & Johnson and L’Oreal USA. Practice head Steven Zalesin, who has taken the lead on many of the team's recent highlights, is a highly experienced trial lawyer across the US, with additional expertise in international arbitration. Also recommended is Jane Metcalf, who focuses on false advertising and consumer class actions in the food and beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors. All named lawyers are based in New York.


The Legal 500 reports: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP has a market leading practice with 'depth and breadth in not-for-profit law that exists at only very few law firms'. The New York-based group is led by Laura Butzel who is singled out by clients for her ability to advise on the full gamut of matters including tax, corporate transactions, employment law, and litigation. The practice has a 'stellar' team of seasoned practitioners including; Robin Krause who handles governance projects and grant-making for both domestic and international clients; and John Sare. The group counts international philanthropic organizations and leading public charities as key clients.